Friday, 8 June 2012

Update on Paula for those who don't read Sean's or Roo's blogs.

The following was left by Gill, Paula's s-i-l on another myeloma sufferers blog yesterday.

"I'm Paula's sister in law Gill. So so sorry to hear of Sean's passing. I can tell you that Paula was heartbroken when she heard the news. I am sorry to post here but Bernard wanted me to get information to all Paula's wonderful online friends and I am not really sure how to do it. Paula has had the most horrendous few weeks. The last chemo treatment into her spinal fluid caused extremely severe side effects and she has been so poorly. Last night it was decided to stop further treatment and just make Paula as comfortable as possible. I have just come home from hospital with my son Neil and Bernard and wonderful Aunty Ann are still sat with Paula. It was a hard night as Paula has a few episodes of distress and agitation. However, when I left she was peaceful and far more comfortable. Thank you so much for the messages you sent to Paula on the ward. I don't know how you did it far too computer technical for me. I read each one to her and I just know she heard every word. Please feel free to contact me through Paula's blog (I'll have to just go through the comments part) or we can talk on facebook. God bless to you all."

I know that most of you who read our blog will already know the news, but I wanted to make sure that people like Dave and Lynne in OZ, who met Paula at our wedding last year, and Mike C. too, knew what was happening.

When this photo was taken Paula had actually escaped from the hospital for the day, between her 12 hourly IV antibiotics! I hope you will also note the pints belonging to Bernard and Dave!

Mike and I are due to visit her tomorrow (Saturday).


  1. Thanks for the updates, I've often read Paula's blog. We met her once almost a year ago to the day and were immediately impressed by her thoughtfulness and insight and her amazing sense of humour. B. wasn't half bad either! Our thoughts and love are with them and also with you both.

  2. Lorna,
    I remember Paula's post about your wedding, her dress, and how much she loved being able to 'escape' long enough to go. Please give her extra hugs from Linda and EZ in North Carolina and tell her we LOVE her! We will cling to our treasured Myeloma Buddies and pray diligently for her peace and comfort, and of course for B during this difficult time. Love,

  3. Yesterday morning (Thursday) while meditating and sending Reiki to Paula, I felt her announcing that there was no more to be done. Although this news is no surprise after a week of silence, my heart is heavy for Bernard and for the two of you. You did the right thing to post "Before You Go" when you did. Thank you for posting this update as well.

  4. Thanks for posting, I have been thinking of Paula and have been concerned. Pls send her my cyber-hugs. The LORD is her Shepherd.

  5. lorna, i, too, remember yours and mike's wedding, and paula's posting about getting sprung to attend. i love that you posted the photo - just look at that happy, sweet smile on paula's face! it was so good of you to post gill's update, thoughtful of other's close to paula. it's amazing to see the blogosphere coming together to support one another, and a tribute to paula and how much she has touched so many lives. i am so sorry for what you and mike have gone through - sean's sudden death, and paula's very sad decline. when you visit her tomorrow please tell her that i love her, and that i am keeping her, bernard, buddy and all of her family and friends close to my heart, wishing you all comfort and peace. hugs, karen sutherland